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Book Club

Book club is held on the fourth Monday of the month at the Chillingham Community Centre 11am.

Bring a contribution for shared lunch if you'd like to stay.


Books for discussion at monthly meetings 2017

May: Margaret Atwood: Hag-seed

June: Hisham Matal: The Return

July: Stan Grant: Talking to my Country

August: Jeanette Winterson: Lighthousekeeping

September: Edna O'Brien: The Country Girls

Other suggested authors/books Notes
Dominic Smith: The last painting of Sarah de Voss
Paul Beatty: the Sellout
Hisham Matar: The Return ...full of wisdom and love discovered through the author's search for the truth of what happened to his 'disappeared' father. You also learn about Libya.
Stan Grant: Talking to my Country Stan Grant, an ABC and foreign correspondent, here reveals what it is like to grow up as an Aboriginal is Australia, to always be an outsider in your own country.
Richard Fidler: Ghost Empire
Hilary Mantel: Bring up the Bodies About Thomas Cromwell and the downfall of Anne Boleyn, about 500 pages.
Edna O'Brien: The Country Girls About coming of age of two Irish girls mid 20th. century. 150 pages
Steven Carroll: A World of Other People
Shelley Davidow: Whisperings in the Blood
Andrei Makine: Brief loves that last forever All his books worth reading
Patrick Gale: A Place called Winter
Jane Urquhart: Sanctuary Line

Books previously discussed
April: Janita Cunnington: The River House April 2017
Hannah Kent: The Good People March 2017
Herman Koch: Summer House with Swimming Pool February 2017
Tim Winton: Eyrie January 2017
Annie Proulx: Bark Skins November 2016

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